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Alex Hern / Guardian:
Phone call metadata does betray sensitive details about your life - study   —  Identities of cannabis grower, woman seeking an abortion and MS sufferer inferred in study that confirms danger of widespread access to metadata  —  Warnings that phone call “metadata” can betray detailed information …
Mar 14, 2014, 7:20 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Bitcoin bank Flexcoin closes after hackers steal 896 bitcoin worth £365,000, Poloniex loses 12.3% of reserves in separate hack   —  Bitcoin bank Flexcoin closes after hack attack  —  Bank admits it does not have resources to cover loss of 896 bitcoin worth £365,000 stolen in raid
Mar 4, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Deutsche Telekom to launch secure voice and text app   —  The parent company of T-Mobile is focusing attention on encryption in the wake of the Snowden revelations.  —  Deutsche Telekom, the German parent company of mobile carrier T-Mobile, is releasing a new app for all its users that encrypts voice and text messages.
Feb 24, 2014, 4:25 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Queries to DuckDuckGo increased over 2.5X after Snowden revelations, totaled 1B for 2013   —  Anonymous search tool DuckDuckGo answered 1bn queries in 2013  —  The ‘anti-Google’, which searches the web without tracking or monitoring the user, now answers 4m queries a day
Jan 12, 2014, 5:20 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Yahoo malware turned European computers into bitcoin slaves   —  Search firm remains silent on how its ad servers infected Windows PCs of visitors to homepage  —  As many as two million European users of Yahoo may have received PC malware from virus-laden ads served by its homepage over a four-day period last week.
Jan 9, 2014, 5:20 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Bitcoin plummets as China's largest exchange blocks new deposits   —  The digital cryptocurrency has lost almost 50% of its value overnight after BTC China said it could no longer accept deposits in the Chinese currency following a crackdown on third-party payment firms
Dec 18, 2013, 6:55 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
London to get its own domain name in 2014   —  Businesses, individuals and organisations in the capital will be able to apply first for web addresses with ‘.london’ suffix  —  London is to become one of the first cities in the world with its own domain name, when “.london” launches in 2014.
Nov 15, 2013, 2:30 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Twitter opens up advertising to small businesses in the UK   —  The social network lets small and medium enterprises outside the US advertise for the first time, just a week after its IPO  —  Twitter has opened up its self-serve advertising platform to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) …
Nov 14, 2013, 6:55 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Dell suppliers accused of human rights violations in China   —  Mingshuo Computers, which assembles motherboards for Dell, has been filmed by undercover reporters breaking Chinese labour laws.  —  An investigation by People & Planet partners DanWatch and China Labor Watch shows that working weeks …
Nov 6, 2013, 2:50 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Lavabit founder raises $20,000 to fund court battle   —  New details emerge of court case against Ladar Levinson, founder of secure email service used by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, as he hits halfway target to funding defence  —  Ladar Levinson, the founder of secure email service Lavabit …
Oct 2, 2013, 2:30 PMIn context

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